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10 Key Points to Consider When Purchasing your First Home

1. What you can really afford. · Use your head not your heart.   2. Get Mortgage Pre Approval · Providing you meet the criteria, your bank should be able…

Sale and Purchase of a Business
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Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of a Business

If you are thinking about selling or purchasing a business, an agreement for the sale and purchase of the business assets and goodwill will generally be required…

by Emma Roberts

Introduction to Company Law

Part 1: Choosing the right business structure If you are thinking about starting a new business, one important consideration will be how that business is to be structured. This decision…

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Changes affecting landlords and tenants

Did you know there are a few significant changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986? Changes have already come into place with more to take effect on 11 February 2021.

by Erin Gibson

What does it mean to be an executor of someone’s Will?

Nothing is required of you until the person dies. Then your duties as an executor commence. The main duty is to carry out the terms of the deceased’s Will. The…

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Working As A Graduate At Willis Legal

If you are looking for future places to work after graduating, Willis Legal is the best place to start…

by Erin Gibson

Retirement Villages

The growth of the Retirement Village industry in New Zealand is increasing every year. There are currently well over 330 registered retirement villages in New Zealand. 10 Key Questions Intending…

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Legislation

Why we need to ask you for information New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT Act” for short)….

By Kevin Callinicos

Attorneys’ duties under Enduring Powers of Attorney

A recent judgment issued by the Court of Appeal has clarified the duties of an attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPOA”) in relation to Property, particularly in circumstances…